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PMP Exam - 6 Weeks Study Plan - Kindly advice
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I am 6 weeks away from my PMP exam, below are the approach taken so far, Kindly suggest a way forward.

1.Completed studying PMBOK – 5th Edition
2.Completed studying Rita – PMP – 8th Edition
3.Mock exam – free question from PMP PrepCast – 72%
4.Mock exam – free questions from PMware – 75%

Study Plan
1.Mock Exam of Rita book (after each chapter)
2.Mock Exam of PMP PrepCast – purchased an online mock simulator – 1800 questions
3.Study – Glossary, Integration Management & Risk Management of PMBOK – 5th edition – weak area
4.Study ITTO’s – weak area

Kindly suggest a way forward, Am I on a right track or something need to be improved.
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For a positive track, yes, you are. What is your risk mitigation plan for the non-scoring sections?

Do you know the non-scoring sections?
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1 reply by Navdeep Singh Sethi
Jun 28, 2017 5:03 AM
Navdeep Singh Sethi
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Thanks DSK,
Yes, i know the non scoring sections and they are part of my plan. ITTO's are on top.
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Hi Navdeep,

You seem to be on the right track. Small suggestions from my side. Dont attempt too many mock exams especially the ones whose sources are not credible. The ones which doesnt give any justification for the right answer are not reliable. When you take the mock test you might answer one question correctly at one point of time, but if the question is slightly tweaked then you might also answer it wrongly. You need to understand the underlying principle behind the correct answer and keep working on you weak areas

All the very best for you PMP exam
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1 reply by Navdeep Singh Sethi
Jun 28, 2017 5:06 AM
Navdeep Singh Sethi
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Thanks Ramachandran,

I will only be attempting the PMPrepCast mock simulator (purchased recently) they have 1800 questions with clear justification (referred from PMBOK 5th edition) for the right answers.
I don't want to go for too many sources (mock exams) as they are confusing.
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Jun 28, 2017 2:59 AM
Replying to DSK Chakravarthy
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For a positive track, yes, you are. What is your risk mitigation plan for the non-scoring sections?

Do you know the non-scoring sections?
Thanks DSK,
Yes, i know the non scoring sections and they are part of my plan. ITTO's are on top.
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Jun 28, 2017 3:14 AM
Replying to Ramachandran Swaminathan
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Hi Navdeep,

You seem to be on the right track. Small suggestions from my side. Dont attempt too many mock exams especially the ones whose sources are not credible. The ones which doesnt give any justification for the right answer are not reliable. When you take the mock test you might answer one question correctly at one point of time, but if the question is slightly tweaked then you might also answer it wrongly. You need to understand the underlying principle behind the correct answer and keep working on you weak areas

All the very best for you PMP exam
Thanks Ramachandran,

I will only be attempting the PMPrepCast mock simulator (purchased recently) they have 1800 questions with clear justification (referred from PMBOK 5th edition) for the right answers.
I don't want to go for too many sources (mock exams) as they are confusing.
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Navdeep, to get confidence in ITTO, you can refer following link: https://www.izenbridge.com/blog/pmp-itto/

For the mock test, I would suggest: when you attempt questions, categorize question 1. where you are making guess 2. Where you have no clue 3. Where you have some doubt.

After attempting the questions, analyze them and fill the gap areas before moving to the next mock test.
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1 reply by Navdeep Singh Sethi
Jun 28, 2017 6:54 AM
Navdeep Singh Sethi
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Thanks Seema for the valuable tip. This will certainly help.
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I agree with my colleagues. Analyze and reinforce your weak areas. Other than that, you're plan seems good. As Ramachadran stated, do not put too much emphasis on mock exams (seems like you have considered this)

I found that I could only truly focus for so long when studying. To get the most out of it, I studied in many shorter sessions, with longer sessions on the weekends, but with many breaks. I used flash cards and diagrams to help formalize pictures for organizing and remembering information.

There are two elements to consider; learning the information that you will be tested on, and being a good test taker. You will need both.


Good Luck!
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1 reply by Navdeep Singh Sethi
Jun 28, 2017 6:56 AM
Navdeep Singh Sethi
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Thanks Andrew.
My plan is to devote 2 hrs on weekdays and 4-5 hrs each on weekends or any holiday.
Besides that 10-15 mins daily for braindump / quick revision.
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To be confident on the real exam, you should be getting at least 80% on the mick exams, as these are around 10% easier to answer. Focus on your wrongs answers, by referencing the PMBOK. All the best.
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1 reply by Navdeep Singh Sethi
Jun 28, 2017 6:58 AM
Navdeep Singh Sethi
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Thanks Sante, Aiming the same to score 80-85% in mock up exams.
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You're on the right track Navdeep and I'm going to imitate your plan. Good luck.
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1 reply by Navdeep Singh Sethi
Jun 28, 2017 6:57 AM
Navdeep Singh Sethi
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Thanks Cheikh, Good luck to you too.
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Hello Navdeep,

sounds like a solid plan for me.

Only thing, please do not put to many emphasis on this ITTO thing.
And please do NOT try to memorize them, that is just waist of time.

Here is a guide on how to master them in the right way for PMP exam, maybe it is some hwat helpful to you:

? The Complete Guide to PMP ITTO (Inputs, Tools, Techniques and Outputs) ?
? http://goo.gl/crShnB

ITTO Trainer:
? http://goo.gl/LfyHwE

Regards,

Markus
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Jun 28, 2017 5:09 AM
Replying to Seema Sonkiya
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Navdeep, to get confidence in ITTO, you can refer following link: https://www.izenbridge.com/blog/pmp-itto/

For the mock test, I would suggest: when you attempt questions, categorize question 1. where you are making guess 2. Where you have no clue 3. Where you have some doubt.

After attempting the questions, analyze them and fill the gap areas before moving to the next mock test.
Thanks Seema for the valuable tip. This will certainly help.
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